Mahindra Ecole Centrale(MEC) College of Engineering, Hyderabad organized its First National Conference on Futuristic Approaches in Civil Engineering, FACE 2019. The stated objective of the Civil Engineering Department for the conference was to connect the past and current practices with future approaches and technologies.
Mr. P Ravinder Rao, Engineer in Chief, Roads & Buildings Department, Government of Telangana, and Managing Director, TSRDC graced the event as the Chief Guest. Renowned experts like Dr. Satish Chandra, Director, CSIR-CRRI, Dr. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI, Dr. Ligy Philip, Professor, IIT Madras, Dr. KVL Subramaniam, Professor, IIT Hyderabad, and Dr. Uma Shankar, Associate Professor, IIT Hyderabad delivered the keynote lectures at the conference.
“At Mahindra Ecole Centrale, our constant focus is to meaningfully contribute back to the domains that we operate in. We take pride in the fact that our first national conference on FACE not only presented the best developments in the field of Civil Engineering but also focused on sustainability. We will be coming out with books on the proceedings, so that practitioners can benefit from the key takeaways at the conference”, Says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.
The participants at the conference contributed papers and presentations under the categories “Structural engineering”, “Geotechnical and transportation engineering” and “Environmental and water resources engineering”, and the proceedings will be published in three book volume by Springer. Faculty of Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Saladi SV Subbarao and Dr. Hariprasad Chennarapu convened the conference with Dr. Deepti Avirneni and Dr. Arun Narayan as Co-Convenors.